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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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08/03/16
Brazil Police Cracking Down On Counterfeits

Brazilian police will "crackdown on less-than-approved use of the five rings, mascots and other Olympic symbols ahead of the Games, which start in Rio de Janeiro on Friday," according to Paulo Prada of REUTERS. In a country "where pirate versions of just about any product are as common as tropi ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/01/16
IOC Panel To Have Final Say On Russians

The IOC said that "a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Last week the IOC said that "individual sports' governing bodies must decide if Russian competitors are clean amid claims of state-sponso ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/01/16
IOC Warned Rio About Contracts In '11

Documents have shown that the IOC warned organizers of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro five years ago that construction contracts they drew up "could give developers incentives to cut corners, presaging problems with athletes' housing that drew complaints from several countries this week," according ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/29/16
Backlash Continues Against Rule 40

A "plethora" of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been "pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law" prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms," according to Rebecca Smith of PR WEEK. Rule 40 means athletes ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

07/29/16
Rio Mayor Extends Olive Branch To AOC

On Wednesday, an apologetic Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, "welcomed the Australian Olympic delegation to the Olympic Village with keys to the city," according to Nelson Belen of the RIO TIMES. The ceremony took place three days after the delegation announced that no Australian athletes would move into the ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/25/16
AOC Calls Athletes' Village 'Unlivable'

The "troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis," according to Baum & Cherny of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Australian Olympic Committee "confirmed on Sunday evening that the athletes' village has been deemed uninhabitable in the short term due to significa ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia, Brazil

07/25/16
Russia Escapes Blanket Ban From Rio

A "storm of outrage greeted" the IOC refusal to impose a blanket ban on Russia for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over its "rampant, state-organized doping," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The IOC instead "passed the buck to individual sports to decide which athletes should be ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia, Brazil

07/25/16
Rio Struggling To Draw Corporate Clients

Over the past few weeks, one U.S. marketing exec's phone "has been ringing hot" with offers for an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month, according to Joshua Schneyer of REUTERS. So far, 10 Olympic sponsor firms have invited him to the Games, a sign of what h ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

07/22/16
AFA's Superliga Will Be Delayed

The Argentine FA's Superliga, " approved by an overwhelming majority a week ago -- with 70 votes in favor and one against -- will have to wait another year" after the statutes were not approved by FIFA, according to GOAL. This was announced by Argentine first division side Sarmiento VP Horacio ...

Tags: International Football, South America

07/22/16
NBA Partners With Argentine Basketball

The NBA and the Argentine Basketball Confederation (CABB) announced a partnership to further develop the game of basketball in Argentina, which includes for the first time the Jr. NBA program -- the league’s youth basketball participation initiative, as well as the third NBA3X three-on-three t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America

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